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  • Amid protests, DPW selects efficiency consultant for water-treatment facilities

    Amid protests, DPW selects efficiency consultant for water-treatment facilities
    The Department of Public Works selected PA Consulting, a London-based company, to conduct a $500,000 "efficiency study" of the city's water treatment facilities. Normally such a small contract, which is not yet finalized, would not rate any ink, but...
  • WYPR management hires union-busting law firm to quash union efforts

    WYPR management hires union-busting law firm to quash union efforts
    Workers at the NPR-affiliated radio station WYPR are raising questions about the station’s policies in the wake of their failure to form a labor union. At the forefront: How does a station underwriter become an “employee” under labor...
  • The WYPR union effort is dead

    The WYPR union effort is dead
    Workers at the NPR-affiliated public radio station WYPR have failed to form a labor union. Last week the National Labor Relations Board ruled against several challenges union organizers made to the makeup of the bargaining unit, and that left the union...
  • It Takes a Village: Educators, unions rally for continued funding of community schools

    It Takes a Village: Educators, unions rally for continued funding of community schools
    Administrators, teachers, union organizers, community leaders, politicians, and students—including cheerleading squads and step teams—were among those gathered in front of City Hall on Oct. 21 to sing the praises of community schools, some...
  • Jimmy John's workers fight for a union

    Jimmy John's workers fight for a union
    On Sunday, Oct. 19, as Ravens fans meandered around the chilly Inner Harbor in advance of the game set to begin later that afternoon, about two dozen workers and community supporters formed a picket line outside the Jimmy John’s sandwich shop on...
  • Occupy the Past

    Occupy the Past
    William Barry was a union organizer for over 20 years. Then, in his words, he “went bad—got married and had kids.” He stayed at home to raise those kids for five years and subsequently landed a spot as the director of labor studies at...
  • Downtown security guards unionizing

    [caption id="attachment_21599" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo courtesy 32BJ SEIU[/caption] Downtown security guards are fighting Brantley Security for union representation, and City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young offered his support at...
  • WYPR radio staff files for union representation

    Local National Public Radio affiliate WYPR's programming staff are going union. A press release from SAG-AFTRA says the staff presented a petition to management on June 3, and today has filed the petition with the National Labor Relations Board seeking an...
  • Baltimore stevedores' union sued for payment of illegal-strike award

    Baltimore stevedores' union sued for payment of illegal-strike award
    Last fall, a brief strike by Local 333 of the International Longshoremen's Association shut down operations at the Seagirt and Dundalk marine terminals in Baltimore, affecting commerce for numerous shippers. When an arbitrator ruled the strike was in...
  • Best Union Fail

    It certainly was a high-profile move, the International Longshoremen’s Association Local 333 declaring a stevedore’s strike that paralyzed shipping at two Port of Baltimore marine terminals for a few days last fall. But it backfired...
  • Best Unheralded Death

    A feared and respected construction union boss in the 1960s, Guido Iozzi got “jammed up,” as they say, after ordering a hit on a union leader who crossed his picket line. Two murders ensued, followed by witness recantations and before long...
  • Local 44 files labor complaint against Convention Center and city

    Today we were delivered a copy of an unfair labor practice complaint, filed by the Baltimore Municipal Employees Union, Local 44, against the Baltimore Convention Center, Mayor and City Council of Baltimore. The complaint, filed June 11, charges Baltimore...